Geek Fact for March 29th


In 1974, NASA’s Mariner 10 became the first space probe to fly by Mercury.

Mariner 10 was launched on November 3, 1973. It was also the first spacecraft mission to visit two planets and the first spacecraft to use the gravitational pull of one planet (Venus) to reach another (Mercury).

Learn more at http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1973-085A

Posted in:
About the Author

Judy Novotny

Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech or at Junovo.com.